Anna Mae (Ann) Van Surksum, 87, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Inwood, Iowa died Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Porter Funeral Home in Inwood. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery. Visitation with family members will be held one hour prior to the funeral service from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Porter Funeral Home.
Anna Mae Kamies was born August 9, 1929 in Sheldon, Iowa, the daughter of John and Nellie (Boer) Kamies. On March 15, 1948, Anna Mae was united in marriage to Clarence De Vries. Together they made their home in Inwood, Iowa where Anna Mae loved being a homemaker. Clarence died on February 16, 1979. Ann then married Gary Van Surksum in 1980. The couple made their home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Ann will always be remembered for excellent cooking, especially her apple pies. Her grandkids never left without an apple pie in their hands.
Ann is survived by her husband Gary of Sioux Falls; son, Henry (and wife Zenaida) De Vries of San Diego, CA; daughters, Diane Waters of Littleton, CO, Sheryl Schnathorst of Ogden, UT, and Sue Jansma of Sioux Falls; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bette Marra of Hull, IA and Faye Shaw of Hutchinson, MN; and sister-in-law, Donna Kamies of Sheldon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nellie; first husband, Clarence; daughter, Linda; and brother, John.